Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review : According to Their Deeds

According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson. BethanyHouse (March 2009)

When I requested According to Their Deeds, I didn't realize it was from a Christian publisher. I wouldn't have read this book if I had so I'm glad I didn't. Deeds is not overtly Christian in nature. It strikes me as fiction for Christians who just want to avoid sex and profanity. There is, of course, a moral to the story, but it isn't rammed down the reader's throat. There is a subtlety that I appreciated. But what about the story, you ask? The main character is a rare book dealer who becomes involved in a mystery following the death of a long-time client. The story is well-structured and keeps you in suspense to the very end. I'm a sucker for mysteries and books with a book connection so I enjoyed the story. The political element was an added bonus. Overall, I would recommend According to Their Deeds to those looking for a light, quick read who share my bent towards book-related mystery. It isn't the best mystery novel I've ever read, but it kept me entertained, and I think it will keep you entertained as well.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind Christian fiction if it's handled the way this book sounds like it was.